Hamengkubuwono IV

Hamengkubuwono

Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono is part of the title of the Sultan who rules Yogyakarta Sultanate in Yogyakarta Special Region of Indonesia. The current Sultan is Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X.

Meaning

For some Javanese, the name has been interpreted as having the following compontents.

  • Hamangku: pleased to serve people
  • Hamengku: protect the people in a just way.
  • Hamengkoni: ready to take responsibility of a leader.
  • Buwono: Universe

Such an explanation does not necessarily coincide with strict etymology of the word

List of Sultans of Yogyakarta (1755-Present)

No. Name Reign start Reign end Notes
1. Hamengkubuwono I February 13 1755 March 24 1792  
2. Hamengkubuwono II April 2 1792 June 20 1812
3. Hamengkubuwono III June 28 1812 November 3 1814  
4. Hamengkubuwono IV November 9 1814 December 6 1823 first reign
5. Hamengkubuwono V December 19 1823 August 17 1826 first reign
4. Hamengkubuwono IV August 17 1826 January 2 1828 second reign
5. Hamengkubuwono V January 17 1828 June 5 1855 second reign
6. Hamengkubuwono VI July 5 1855 July 20 1877  
7. Hamengkubuwono VII December 22 1877 January 29 1921  
8. Hamengkubuwono VIII February 8 1921 October 22 1939  
9. Hamengkubuwono IX March 18 1940 October 2 1988  
10. Hamengkubuwono X March 7 1989 incumbent  

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See also

Further reading

  • Ricklefs, M.C. (1974) Jogjakarta under Sultan Mangkubumi, 1749–1792: A history of the division of Java . London Oriental Series, vol. 30. London : Oxford University Press, (Revised Indonesian edition 2002)

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